The 2013 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season kicks off this week with the live broadcast of two matches on SuperSport.
Report by Michael Madyira
PSL is however awaiting confirmation from SuperSport of the matches to be beamed by the pay-per-view television channel.
Early indications have been that Thursday’s Black Mambas-Dynamos clash will be shown, before another broadcast of week two’s Easter Monday tie between Highlanders and Harare City at Barbourfields.
The league’s chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele said they are waiting to hear from SuperSport before they can make public their Easter fixtures.
“We have written to SuperSport furnishing them with our Easter programme whose final schedule is however subject to their approval. Issues to do with match days and kickoff times of live matches depend on SuperSport’s programming,” said Ndebele.
The initial schedule sent by PSL to SuperSport has week one matches slated for Thursday and Good Friday, while week two fixtures are planned for Easter Sunday and Monday.
Ndebele added that if SuperSport does not confirm live coverage, they would be forced to move all the Thursday matches to Friday while all Sunday matches would be moved to Monday.
“The honours lies with SuperSport, therefore its tricky to confirm weekend fixtures at this juncture,” Ndebele said.
The opening fixtures would see CAPS United beginning their revival campaign against Harare City, while Bosso travel to Zvishavane for a Maglas date with Shabanie Mine.
Flamboyant side FC Platinum begin the long journey with an away fixture in Mutare against Buffaloes, as premiership returnees Black Rhinos square off with Monomotapa.
Coal miners Hwange visit former champions Motor Action in the capital, while Bulawayo’s White City play host to the rookies battle between How Mine and Tripple B.
At Luveve, Chicken Inn welcome debutants Triangle.
Meanwhile, the PSL met for a special general meeting in Harare yesterday and approved the season’s budget of US$958 700.